Paulsmeier: Notationskunde

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Paulsmeier: Notationskunde

Post by A. Stoetzner » 26 Nov 2015, 07:50

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For those concerned with Early Music and its notation this treatise may be worth having a look at:
Karin Paulsmeier, Notationskunde – 17th–18th century. Basel, Schwabe Verlag 2012.
see http://www.schwabe.ch/schwabe-verlag/bu ... unde-4594/

This volume is to actually form part 3 of a future trilogy, the other two volumes dealing with the 15th and 16th centuries (in the making) and the 13th and 14th centuries. I am responsible for the typesetting, which, in this case,is closely tied to own custom font manufacturing – neccessarily.

See also Karin Paulsmeier’s site: http://www.paulsmeier.com/

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Re: Paulsmeier: Notationskunde

Post by OCTO » 27 Nov 2015, 05:48

Thank you very much. It is indeed a very beautiful typed book and music font.
If you are interested in making a new "classical" font palette, a warm welcome to you from our forum members.
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Re: Paulsmeier: Notationskunde

Post by John Ruggero » 29 Nov 2015, 22:33

This book immediately reminded me of one that I have always admired: Willi Apel's The Notation of Polyphonic Music 900-1600, which is also beautifully typeset and uses music fonts from various centuries, both in the examples and inline.

https://archive.org/details/notationofpolyph1953apel

I don't know if this book has been translated into German.

Judging from her website, the author is deals with a subject dear to my heart, the relationship between music notation and performance. A monumental history of music notation from the performance point of view has long been needed, and this seems to be at least a start for such a project. I hope that it will be translated into English at some point, because I would love to read it. I work at my German sporadically as needed, but then it recedes again into the mists. This work would tax it beyond my limits.

Yes, a warm welcome to this forum for lovers of music notation!
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Re: Paulsmeier: Notationskunde

Post by HaraldS » 12 Apr 2016, 14:32

John Ruggero wrote:I don't know if this book has been translated into German.
Indeed it has. When I studied at the Folkwang Musikhochschule at Essen, Germany, I took the course Notationskunde with Prof.Broszka where we worked a lot with the Apel book in german. There's a german edition dating from 1960, the preface can be seen at the Breitkopf site ( https://www.breitkopf.com/assets/pdf/26 ... 180_VW.pdf ). Cited and translated from the last paragraph: "Finally, I would like to point out that the present work is not only to be seen as a translation from the english original, but instead is a revised and enhanced new edition."

Thanks for pointing me to the Paulsmeier book of which I was not aware.

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Re: Paulsmeier: Notationskunde

Post by John Ruggero » 13 Apr 2016, 01:41

Thank you for confirming a German version. It was my impression that the Apel had become a standard in its field, and I am glad that it was available to you for your course. It is quite possible that this new work may supersede it, however.
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